Will at 12 months during his campaigning by the Ilemist team and beginning to blow his puppy coat. Will stands at 14 ¾ inches and is now in Hawaii
Will’s Third Major
Will is awarded Winner’s Dog from the 9-12 month Puppy Class for a 4-point major
under Judge Jo Virden and a BOS in the Puppy Sweeps!
New CH Armitage As You Will
Will finishes in style taking BOW at 12 months of age under Specialty Judge Judy
Bryant from the 9-12 Puppy Class for a 4-point major and finishes with all majors.
Expertly handled by the Ilemist Team to his title!
Will is awarded Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex from the 9-12 month Puppy
Class for a 3-point major under Judge Norman Kenney!
Will’s Second Major
Will takes his first points, a 4-point major under respected Judge Michelle Billings.
Wills First Major
Will is pictured here at 3-years of age and maturing into a very handsome boy.
Thank you Ellen Ball (Armitage) and Beckie Bolton (Lochend) for sharing Will with
His first litter on the ground here in Hawaii produced CH Seirios Oh Mi Stars, improving
head detail, expression, balance, outline and coat texture.
He has other campaigned pointed get on the ground.
Photo by Winterset Photography
Will at Age 3
Will is shown here winning the Group under Judge Thora Brown and Allan Brown, expertly
handled by Pamela Strametz of Hy-Verta Shelties.
Much of Will’s success is due to the training and conditioning that Pam and Dale
Root of Oakline Goldens invested in .him Mahalo to both Pam and Dale!
Will is awarded Best in Specialty Show at the 80th SSCH Specialty under
Judge H. Brian Reid and handled by Martin Skou!
Will’s Best in Specialty Show!
Will’s Group 1 Awards
Will’s BEST in SHOWS!
Mahalo to Judge Sandy Gelinas for awarding Will this honor, to his partner and handler
Martin Skou for his presentation of Will, to Pam Strametz for training Will, to Susan
Ferroni-Keleher for her grooming guidance, and to Ellen Ball & Beckie Bolton for
sharing this special boy with me. It takes a village and good friends. Mahalo nui
Windward Hawaiian Dog Fancier Association All breed Show
Mahalo to Judge Edward MacDonald for awarding Will his second Best in Show and to
his handler, Martin Skou, for his expert handling of Will.
West Oahu Kennel Club All Breed Show - 08/15/2015
Above: Will is awarded Gp 1 on Saturday, 06/27/15 under Judge Sandy Gelinas at the
WOKC All Breed show and handled by Martin Skou.
Left: Will is awarded Gp 1 on Saturday, 01/17/15 at the WOKC All Breed show under
Judge Kim Ramey-LeBlanc and handled by Martin Skou.
Left: Will is awarded Gp 1 at the WOKC on Sunday, 06/28/15 under Judge Michael Gelinas
and handled by Martin Skou.
Left to Right: Judge Edward Wild awards will Group 1 on Saturday, 08/15/2015 at
the West Oahu All Breed show, and Judge Edward MacDonald awards Will the Group 1
placement on Sunday, 08/16/15.
Will is handled by Martin Skou.
Will at 9 yrs of age in the ring - Photo Courtesy of Michelle Oki
Will was previously finished by the Ilemist Team with all majors in less than 3 months.
Mahalo Julie Desy and Team Ilemist for the expert presentation of Will to his American
Mahalo to Jan Ibaraki of Starmist Shelties who handled Will exclusively to his Grand
Championship title with all majors to finish and a Group 1 along the way as well
as Pam Strametz (Hy-Verta Shelties) who trained Will and added another couple of
Group 1 titles to his accomplishments!
Will went on to become the #1 Sheltie & #1 Herding Dog in 2015 presented exclusively
by Martin Skou, winning a couple of Best in Show Titles and multiple Group 1 awards
along the way.
In the second quarter of 2016, Will visited BC, Canada to stand and stud and finished
both his Canadian title and GCH title in five (5) weekend shows and came home with
an Award of Merit from the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty,
exclusively presented by Corinne Rainsforth (Shelgrande Shelties).
Will is standing at stud to approved bitches; he is a natural breeder, therefore,
a brucellosis and vaginal culture prior to breeding is required as well as proof
of current vaccinations and appropriate tests. Chilled semen is available.